Globe and Mail – Canada

Bribe to Congolese officials revealed in U.S. corruption case

Documents show Israeli businessman and associate arranged bribe to ensure Canadian company lost control of copper mine

Posted on 1 October 2016 @ 12:43 am

Turkey’s Gulen crackdown hits Canada

The schism between the Erdogan government and opponents is reflected in ugly confrontations in this country

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 11:51 pm

Hungary’s referendum on accepting refugees shows divisions in Europe

A Saturday vote on whether the country should accept the EU plan to settle immigrants has been the subject of a fearmongering government campaign

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 11:21 pm

Hillary Clinton is racking up editorial endorsements, but do they matter?

If Clinton’s overwhelming advantage among editorial boards mirrors the revulsion Trump has inspired from officials in both parties, the endorsements may also illustrate the decline in newspapers’ power to shape opinions

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 7:51 pm

California governor approves tougher sex-assault law after Brock Turner case

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs law requiring sentences to be served in state prison for defendants convicted of assaulting unconscious victims

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 7:26 pm

‘Guac the Vote’: Houston taco trucks embark on campaign to register voters

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Guac the Vote’ drive began after a Trump backer suggested the U.S. would be subsumed by Mexican culture if it doesn’t tighten its borders

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 6:02 pm

South Carolina teen charged in dad’s killing, school shooting

Authorities say the 14-year-old shot his father at their home before driving down to Townville Elementary, where he allegedly shot and wounded three people

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 5:29 pm

News 24 – South Africa | Talk of sex tapes take presidential campaign on sordid turn

Donald Trump is encouraging voters to check out a “sex tape” featuring the former beauty queen with whom he’s feuding.

Posted on 1 October 2016 @ 9:30 am | Dad accused of drowning baby strapped in car seat gets life

An Ohio man accused of drowning his 4-month-old daughter in a river while she was strapped in her car seat has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Posted on 1 October 2016 @ 9:30 am | Israel pays Turkey $20m compensation in Gaza deal – official

Israel has paid Turkey $20m in compensation for the deadly storming of an aid ship in 2010, a key pillar of a deal to normalise ties after a six-year rift, a Turkish official says.

Posted on 1 October 2016 @ 7:09 am | Just desserts: Serbia foils cake smuggling plot

Serbian customs officials say they have seized half a ton of cake smuggled across the border from Bulgaria.

Posted on 1 October 2016 @ 7:09 am | USA Today breaks 34-year tradition to warn against ‘dangerous demagogue’ Trump

In a break from tradition, USA Today has taken a stance in the upcoming presidential election, warning readers to “resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue” and reject Republican Donald Trump.

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 7:05 pm | Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

US mall operators are looking at new security technologies and other measures that offer protection without intruding too much on customers.

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 6:04 pm | Black box recovered from wreckage of New Jersey train

Federal investigators have pulled one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at the station in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 6:04 pm

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Pope’s Mass snubbed in Orthodox Georgia

Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in a sparsely attended Tbilisi stadium in predominately Orthodox Georgia. The Pope was deserted by the leadership of the Georgian Orthodox Church, in a surprising snub to the Vatican.

Posted on 1 October 2016 @ 9:51 am

Clinton attacks Trump over ex-beauty queen Twitter tirade

Hillary Clinton has lashed out at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade against a former beauty pageant winner. Ahead in the polls, she called Trump’s comments "unhinged, even for him."

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 11:15 pm

In Calais, a rising wall reinforces fears of fortress Europe

A planned wall near the French port of Calais aims to deter migrants from ambushing trucks bound for Britain, but many see the construction as a darker symbol of Europe’s rising barriers against asylum seekers.

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 10:42 pm

Italian police clear out Via Cupa migrant camp in Rome

Activists have criticized Rome’s city council for not providing alternative housing for migrants displaced after police cleared a camp in the Italian capital. Italy is on the front line for irregular migration to the EU.

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 9:09 pm

‘Islamic State’ attack suspect extradited to Germany

A Syrian man who told French authorities he was planning a suicide attack in Düsseldorf has been extradited to Germany. Sala A. turned himself in on February 1 in Paris, and implicated three other suspects.

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 7:43 pm

Russia marks one year in Syria with denials

An independent war monitor has attributed more than 3,800 civilian deaths to Russia since it entered the conflict. But Moscow has again rejected claims it is implicated in war crimes committed in Syria.

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 6:42 pm

Israel pays Turkey $20 million over flotilla raid: official

A Turkish official has said Israel has paid millions of dollars in damages for the storming of a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010. Relations between the two countries hit the skids following the violent raid.

Posted on 30 September 2016 @ 6:26 pm

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